Robin Givens

Inside Biography


Robin Givens is one of the famous American actress' as well as a model, known for her portrayal as Darlene Merriman on the sitcom Head of the Cla s s. She is famous for as an ex-wife of Mike Tyson, who appeared in Boomerang & A Rage in Harlem.  

Early life and education

Robin Givens was born as Robin Simone Givens on 27th November 1964 in the New York City, New York, U.S. She belongs to White-American ethnicity/race and holds an American nationality.

Givens is born to Ruth Roper and Reuben Givens who were divorced when she was two years old. She grew up along with her sister, Stephanie.

Givens went to New Rochelle Academy (an N–12 private schools that closed in June 1987), and later joined Sarah Lawrence College at age fifteen and graduated in 1984. Then, she enrolled at the Harvard Medical School for two years but did not graduate.


Robin Givens began her career appearing on television shows including, The Cosby Show & Different Strokes in 1985. With her outstanding talents & skills, she grabbed her big break, portraying rich Darlene Merriman on the sitcom ‘Head of the Cla s s‘ from 1986 to 1991.

Givens continued her career with movies roles & guest-starring roles on TV series, such as Angel Street, Philip Marlowe, Private Eye, The Penthouse, Courthouse, In the House, Cosby, DAG, and Hollywood Wives: The New Generation.

Later, Givens returned to acting after her long break appearing in Tyler Perry’s The Family That Preys, House of Payne & Chuck. Likewise, she also performed on Broadway, The Vagina Monologues

Personal life

Robin Givens married twice, however, her current relationship status is single. She has previously married boxer Mike Tyson on 7th February 1988.

During their marriage, Givens and her mother purchased a $4.6 million mansion in the affluent area of Bernardsville, New Jersey. Unfortunately, their married began to fall after her miscarriage in May 1988.

Their married relation began deteriorating in 1988, which Givens claimed due to Tyson’s abusive behavior. However, Tyson alleged her alienation and interest in his money was the main cause of dispute between them. 

The dispute later resulted at the end of their marriage on Valentine’s Day. Some of the newspapers reported that Givens received a divorce settlement of over $10 million. She later denied the report, stating:

"I didn’t receive one dime."

Later, Givens married tennis instructor, Svetozar Marinkovi? in 1997. However, the marriage did not work out, and she filed for divorce months later.

Moreover, Givens adopted her first son, Michael in 1993 and also has a second son, William, with her ex-boyfriend, Murphy Jensen, a former professional tennis player.


In May 2009, Forbes magazine proved that Givens had not paid the tax of $292,000 including interest and penalties.

Moreover, Givens created a lot of controversies as she hit an 89-year-old pedestrian, Maria Antonia Alcover with her SUV critically wounding her. However, the charges were released which caused a lot of heat & discussion which gave rise to a civil action against her.

Net worth

Being a well-known star, Givens generated a lot of income from her career. As of now, her estimated net worth is to be around $2 Million. To know more about her, you can catch her on social networking sites including, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

by ab-sandip, 15 Oct, 2017

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